This is a split coil version of an original P style pickup. It delivers all of the same great vintage tone, but allows for a quieter operation via its hum-canceling split coil. Just as is expressed in the tonal nature of its brother, the 51P5, you can expect this pickup to emit a revery of thump and slap delineated through the silent void of its effervescent hum buck. This split coil P provides an even further choice in original P-style customization, giving the player more options in carefully designating their bass with a tone that is precisely in line with their aesthetic.
Original 5 string (split coil) P-style pickup.
A choice of alnico III or V magnets.
Alnico III: will provide a blanket of warmth for your pickup, giving it a slightly softer character.
Alnico V: an all around interactive and striking sound.
Raw pickup without cover.
Laser cut, fiber bobbins.
Wax-potted to contain any unruly frequency that may attempt to desecrate your desired tone.
History: This pickup stems from the same birth place as the standard 51P5: a pickup possessed by a wild, anthropomorphized Thump. Just as Aladdin summons Genie to collect his wishes, we had to exorcise Thump from his resting place and ask if he could by any chance enact tonal mitosis, so that both coils could embody Thump. Once again, he concurred, and the result was a precise, inter dimensional replica of Thump: Vibe. Together, Thump and Vibe thwart hum, allowing the player to funkify the room and forward the sonic natures of Thump and Vibe uninterrupted by excess noise.
*Not exactly what you are looking for? Email the shop directly or call the shop at: 909-790-2548 to find out about our many custom pickup options.
Alnico III magnets differ from Alnico V in that they are warmer with a softer character. Think of them like a 60’s J style sound taken even further down the warm and fat path. Alnico V by contrast is brighter, cleaner and punchier, and will have a more wiry, stringy character. As another example, we’d recommend A3 for fretless or a fat 60’s Jaco type thing and A5 is great for a modern slap type thing or an R and B sound.
Alnico V comes standard.
To order the AlNiCo III version, add the pickup(s) to cart above and then click here to add the custom magnet type.
Length: 3.69” (93.73 mm)
Width: 1.01” (25.65 mm)
”I love pickups loaded with plenty top and bottom end, but will also allow me to find plenty of definition with a nice warm, low-mid growl that I love….that’s what I get out of my Nordstrand Pickups” - Dink Cook